Winter Tales Release Day

My short story ‘Shaman Red’ is included in the anthology Winter Tales – edited by Margret Helgadottir  available today from Fox Spirit via all the usual places!

Continue reading

The Smith of Hockley by James Brogden (taster)

The Midas Scorpion was an assassin’s tool of the Elder World, from a time long before there were distinctions between magic and machine, or life and art, or death and love. It was made of gold, fin…

Source: The Smith of Hockley

Kami Ga Kikoemasu by Mike Chinn (taster)

Each wave reared higher than the Oji-Maru’s rails. Hooked fingers of white spume reaching for the whale-chaser before they collapsed back into the grey sea. Ishimaeru’s guts clenched every time, le…

Source: Kami Ga Kikoemasu

First pre-pub review for Fables and Fabrications

The first pre-publication review for Fables and Fabrications is out   HERE at the Book Lovers Boudoir.

front cover copy

Fables and Fabrications will be available in April/May!

E-arcs available on request

Sussex Tales – Birch Sap Poachers

As winter turns to spring here is a taster from Sussex Tales:

Sussex Tales final cover 2nd ed small“Sussex Tales runs a witty and thought provoking gamut of village events and its more curious characters. From fanged ferret to bulls in lead masks; ancient hand grenades to exploding ginger beer; cricketing dogs to wassailing orchards – Sussex Tales weaves traditional country wines, recipes, folklore and Sussex dialect into these natural tales of living a farming childhood in the vanished world of 1950s and 60s rural life.”

Opening pages from the first story Birch Sap Poachers.
Continue reading

Miss Dilly in the Dog House

With apologies to Roger McGough!

Pissy Missy Dilly Cat!
What  do you think
you’re playing at?
Squatting there
upon the mat?
Making puddles –
Don’t do that!

dilly-queen-small

 

 

 

 

 

(All good poetry comes from the heart  – ’nuff said!)